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Heidsiecks Champagne

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November 1927.
September 1950.

1785 The Heidsiecks Champagne House in Reims, France, was set up by Florens-Louis Heidsiecks.

1828 Florens-Louis died and his nephews took over the business, the eldest nephew being Henri-Louis Heidsieck, who took control of the business.

1860 The new company, in partnership with Henri-Louis and his cousin Henri Piper, became Piper Heidsieck, when they registered a French trademark, Monopole.

1923 The company name became Champagne Heidsieck and Co. Monopole, founded in 1785.

1996 The company was acquired by the Vranken Champagne Group.

See Also


Sources of Information

  • Trademarked. A History of Well-Known Brands - from Aertex to Wright's Coal Tar by David Newton. Pub: Sutton Publishing 2008 ISBN 978-0-7509-4590-5